Scarlett Johansson is losing weight thanks to Gwyneth’s scam trainer

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Long ago, during a more innocent time, Scarlett Johansson claimed she’d never dieted or gone to the gym. And by “long ago,” I mean February. A lot of things have changed in two months, because not only has Scarlett lost a good deal of weight (and curves) since then, but according to Star (via The Sun), she’s done it with diet and exercise.

I think most folk will agree SCARLETT JOHANSSON’s curvy figure is a winner. So it comes as a disappointment to learn the bubbly blonde’s famous assets may disappear after being put on a strict diet by GWYNETH PALTROW.

The actress has reportedly lost over 14lbs since she began working out with her Iron Man 2 co-star in preparation for the movie. A source told Star magazine: “The pair have been doing daily workouts with Gwyneth’s personal trainer TRACY ANDERSON.

“Scarlett is also staying away from carbohydrates.” The 24-year-old actress decided to diet, reportedly fearing she could lose out on the roles she wants to younger, more attractive actresses.

A friend said: “Scarlett has always been happy with her curves, but recently she has been feeling pressure to lose a few pounds. She knows that she is up against tough competition from younger, prettier and increasingly skinner actresses.”

Scarlett previously insisted she loved her fuller figure and felt no pressure to diet. She said: “I don’t need to be skinny to be sexy.”

[From The Sun]

What a bummer. For a lot of reasons. First being that Tracy Anderson’s diets are extremely unhealthy, and dangerous. In some cases she advocates eating less than 800 calories a day and exercising for two hours. She’s also a renowned scam artist , who has somehow gained a bit of legitimacy just by training Gwyneth Paltrow and Madonna.

I really respected Scarlett for having a sensible approach to her body. And it was freaking perfect – so why shouldn’t she? If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Certainly don’t go down such an unhealthy path to do it.

Here’s Scarlett at the premiere of “The Prestige” in May 2006. Header at the Moet and Chandon: A Tribute to Cinema party held at Big Sky in London on March 26th. Images thanks to WENN .
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  1. Seven says:

    Sad Times indeed. She didnt need to lose weight and she is very pretty 🙁

  2. kiki says:

    Noooo that Madonna and Gwyneth trainer got her hooks into Scarlett sucked the juciest out of her and spat her out looking like a dried out piece of turkey jerky.
    why do actress’s do this to themselves? why do they not want to look like women?

  3. ChristinaT says:

    yeah didn’t she just issue a statement saying how happy she was with her body and she didn’t care about working out? anytime i hear something like that from an actress, i start their weight loss countdown…. NEVER fails!

  4. Enonymous says:

    I like Scarlett Johansson dress and I like her shoes but they don’t go well together. I hate when celebrities wear mismatched clothes that ruins the whole outfit and pass it out as “fashionable”.

  5. Enonymous says:

    As for Scarlett Johansson losing weight, she looks slightly more toned but I see no real change. There is nothing wrong with toning up your “curves”.

  6. lola says:

    She looks like a Pez head in that first shot. And that is a damned shame.

    Pezheaditis is the sure sign you are too thin for your frame.

  7. audrey says:

    my big gripe is her horrible tattoo..

  8. Renee says:

    She looks like a walking candy apple.

  9. mrsRDJr says:

    yeah scarlett looked better before and her hair looks better not SO dark, though i dont adore the bleached look either. BTW it’s FEWER calories, not less calories because calories are something that may be counted.

  10. Annie says:

    800 calories? WTF? I consume more than that at breakfast. LOL.

    Listen, I’m all for being proud of your body, but when you turn around and go “JK! I’m conforming!” It’s pretty pathetic. She’s not losing weight for health reasons like some actresses should. She’s just doing it because she’s vain. And that doesn’t deserve respect from me.

  11. Bodhi says:

    lol @ Pezheaditis! Thats hilarious!!

    It bums me out that she thought she needed to lose weight. I think she is so much more beautiful with her curves.

  12. eternalcanadian says:

    that’s too bad scarlett went down the “must starve myself and workout 6 hours a day” road. she looked so wonderful before, like a “real” woman compared to the sticks and waifs such as Gwyneth and Kiera. I’m sure when Ryan married her he pretty much married her for her curves and boobs. Now she has neither and Ryan is wondering who the heck is in his bed and all sticks and bones.

    Way to go Scarlett for making us “normal” people feel even more fatter (I’m a size 10).

  13. lisa says:

    She looks better when she had a bit more weight.

  14. SmartyPants says:

    The sad thing is that I thought her body looked good before she lost the weight, and now in comparison I don’t think it looks as good as now. That’s what happens when the standard of beauty is so incredibly skewed.

    By the way, 800 calories?? I’m trying to lose weight, and have been having mad trouble with the 1200 calorie count that is most effective/least harmful amount to lose pounds.

  15. Orangejulius says:

    She’s not exactly sticks and bones. I agree that there’s nothing wrong with toning up the ‘curves’. She always looked to me that she was on the verge of being plump.

  16. Marianne says:

    That’s too bad. Soon Scarlett will adopt the bony anorexic look, like Gwyneth and Madonna. Scarlett’s figure was so pretty and feminine. I used to feel proud that we had the same body type. I loved the fact that she wasn’t totally ripped and toned and even then, she was attractive to people.
    But, at least, I’m loving her new hair. It gave her a more sophisticated look. That blonde hair made her look like a trashy bimbo. And it was so artificial.

  17. Vanu says:

    Most people look better when they’re thin/slender(if achieved in a healthy, sensible way). However, for some people, like Scarlett, the thin look just doesn’t suit them.

  18. kiki says:

    women look better with soft curves not rock hard bodies like Madonna they look like she-men
    Just my opinion
    women who look like men who look like women are’nt attractive at all

  19. heima says:

    am i the only one who thinks that the boobs pushed towards the neck are gross?
    ok, you have tits, no reason to show them that way.
    anyway, i don’t think that her weight loss is something to worry about, she is too self confident to become anorexic or just unhealthy.

  20. Blah Girls says:

    14 lbs in a couple months? that’s crazy, i liked her figure before too

  21. Ally says:

    Actually I wonder if it wasn’t Ryan Reynolds who pressured her to tone up. He has one of those cartoonishly muscly bodies himself.

    I find it unbelievable that she would be losing parts to anyone. She’s been in lead roles in big budget and arthouse movies non stop for years, is beautiful and can actually act.

    However, “Lose 10-15 pounds.” seems to be a moronic thing that idiot (usually male) movie/photoshoot producers say to every woman they hire as a rule.

  22. Ernestine says:

    Ally, I totally agree with you.

    I don’t think she can act worth a shit, but it was the “losing out to younger, prettier actresses” part that kinda made me suspicious.

    And, yeah, she looked a billion times better four or so months ago.

  23. Marianne says:

    Ally, I always wondered if Ryan, toned up as he is, never tried to take Scarlett to the gym. Guys like that usually complain if their partners are not as “athletic” as they are. I know some guys with Ryan’s physique that virtually bully their girlfriends calling them lazy, just to take them to the gym to lose “some pounds”.
    I think guys with too much muscle like Ryan look awful and scary. Maybe it’s because I’m totally into super slender and tall guys.
    I’m not saying Ryan is the one to blame about Scarlett losing weight, because we don’t know anything about these people really, but I think he could’ve played a part. Or maybe she’s losing weight for a part. Who knows, really? Anyway, I still think she should keep the dark hair and put some weight back.

  24. Bodhi says:

    Verge of plump? Really? I think she looked healthy!

  25. Orangejulius says:

    It must be the former anorexic in me coming out…

  26. j. ferber says:

    I hate to say this, but I need that bitch Tracy Anderson in my life. It is damn hard to lose weight, and if I had the hundreds of thousands of dollars to spare, I’d sign her up as my new BFF/trainer/guru, too.

  27. JaundiceMachine says:

    She looks tight and toned, not scary. . . yet.

    If she stops now, she could be still be relatable.

    But she won’t stop.

  28. Cate says:

    I really don’t find her attractive at all, her face is weird.

  29. Di says:

    So basically a jealous gwyneth is trying to ruin scarlett’s career by pushing her trainer on her and making her too skinny.

    She should have found a trainer that would have helped her get toned while holding onto her curves. She made a big mistake.

    She’s not a great actress so she needed that pin-up girl body to set her a part.

  30. Di says:

    oops – apart

  31. gg says:

    I think her bad hair and overflowing dress sense have been fixed and she looks way better. The too-mature blonde quiff with the smashy boobs was really getting bo-ring.

  32. Payton says:

    Scarlett’s lovely face is gone, along with her boobs. She looks old in the face, just like GP. What a shame.

  33. Bodhi says:

    @ OJ~ I didn’t know where you were coming from, no worries a tall

  34. Ned says:

    “She made a big mistake.

    She’s not a great actress so she needed that pin-up girl body to set her a part.”

    My thoughts exactly. Plus, her face has become even more plain.

  35. FF says:

    Wait, seems to me she’s losing weight for a movie – if she’s in Iron Man 2, as suggested above. So she’s just doing the same thing Seth Rogan did.

    Even Beyonce lost weight for Dream Girls (while Jennifer Hudson was asked to gain). Jill Scott was asked to gain for her role in No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency. And Taylor Lautner was asked to gain for New Moon.

    Stars do this. Now is she keeps it off after the film or keeps on getting smaller, then there’s people can start criticising.

    As it is, it seems to the weight loss is what was required for her to get the job, so can we please pipe down about this. It means very little in the given context.

  36. Blah blah blah says:

    I think the more significant negative impact of the weightloss is on her face–it’s starting to look a little gaunt, and the dark hair and makeup really wasn’t the right move in this case.